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Work on the the 2018 farm bill has begun. So has public debate on what the legislation should contain, and long-standing differences are surfacing again. Thinkstock / Special to the Forum

Are North Dakota Farmers Double Dipping on Federal Subsidies?

Are North Dakota Farmers Double Dipping on Federal Subsidies?

According to a new report from the Environmental Working Group – a somewhat infamous organization in agriculture industry circles thanks to their online database of farm subsidy recipients – there are lot of producers double-dipping on federal subsidies. North Dakota is one of the states where it’s happening the most. I had Don Carr, a

Screenshot from a television ad for state Senator Tom Campbell's U.S. Senate campaign.

Audio: NDGOP Senate Candidate Tom Campbell Calls Criticism of His Farming Subsidies a “Disingenuous Attack”

In his campaign marketing, which has been hot and heavy here in the early days of the 2018 election cycle, Republican U.S. Senate candidate Tom Campbell describes himself as a “conservative farmer.” Some have criticized that claim, pointing out that the candidate’s company, Tri Campbell Farms, has received a lot of money in subsidies from

Wonks Propose Taxing Calories

It seems America has a love affair with social engineering through the tax code. From “sin taxes” on things like booze and tobacco to tax deductions for things like buying a hybrid vehicle or installing solar panels, the politicians like to pull financial strings to manipulate our behavior. The latest idea in that vein is

Grand Forks Herald Applies Double Standard To Republicans, Democrats

According to the Grand Forks Herald’s editorial today, recently-elected Representative Kevin Cramer needs to prove himself on the farm bill. “If a new Farm Bill passes out of the House Agriculture Committee in the next few months, Cramer should make it his mission to ensure that the bill reaches the House floor for a vote,”

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